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Chewbacka

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  1. If you really want brass and can’t find one, you could get a stainless gauge and dismantle it and electroplate it with brass. Never done it myself, but apparently it can be done at home, or if money is not a problem, get it plated professionally
  2. My bss examiner’s view is they reduce airflow by 50%. If that is a problem for you, then take them out. One thing to be careful about is after a few years they can catch a lot of fluff etc in which case it is more than a 50% reduction. For a private boat, ventilation is only an advisory, so you can’t fail for it.
  3. I bought a little temperature data logger on eBay, it records the temp every 15 mins. Left it on the boat floor by the toilet over a couple winters and the temperature never went below freezing. - Gloucester area. So now I don’t bother to drain down the water system, but if it turned very cold I am an hour away and would go and do something.
  4. Another plus point for blade fuses is when fault finding it is easy to pull a fuse then measure the current flow by either plugging in a loop and using a clamp meter, or by sticking your meter probes into the fuse holder. Obviously don’t use this method if you suspect a downstream dead short as the current will be massive. added or even something like this. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Automotive-Current-Tester-Circuit-Meter-Standard-ATO-ATC-Blade-Fuse-Car-Vehicle/400433639239?hash=item5d3bb46f47:g:AocAAOSwS~FaXd5V
  5. Agreed as water doesn’t dissolve or make a stable emulsion with water, so it would be very difficult to control the water amount above basically zero.
  6. The relays only draw current when ‘on’, but normally most will be on all the time as you don’t want to trot down to the switch panel to turn on the kitchen light, or to turn on the pump to fill the kettle or empty the shower, these circuits work best with local switches/automatic switches, hence have a 24/7 supply.
  7. But in the poster the sky is a very pale blue, does that help? More seriously, these posters are only to allow CRT to say “look we are doing something”, when actually they are not. This is because the responsible cyclist is already slowing down and taking care around pedestrians, whilst the irresponsible are not going to care one bit about a poster.
  8. That is more than possible
  9. But for CRT there is no revenue from these few miles of cotswold canal but there will be ongoing costs - dredging, lock repairs etc. I predict they will not want it unless it comes with a big bucket of cash. Not sure they can be forced to take it. Didn’t the council that ‘owns’ the Basingstoke canal try to get BW to take it on some years ago, but they declined.
  10. Ford comes from mr Ford
  11. Three 10mm spacers glued inside the cap to hold it clear.
  12. I just put - canal route from stroud to saul junction Into google
  13. I leave a small gap between my cap and the pipe to allow air circulation but I would not leave it too open or you may get a bird nest in the spring.
  14. When the engine is warm, hot water should flow along the small pipe to the calorifier, and the big hoses to the skin tank will be cold, when the engine gets hot the thermostat (sort of inside the engine) will open and hot water will flow through the big hoses to the skin tank where it cools and returns cool water back to the engine. If the thermostat is stuck open or missing then the engine will not get very warm as when at idle all the engine coolant will pass through the skin tanks so will be dumping all the heat into the canal. so to check. 1) when the engine is too hot to touch the engine pipe to the calorifier should be hot to touch, coming out it should be a bit cooler. If the engine feed pipe to the calorifier is cold there is a problem 2). The big coolant pipe from the top of the engine going to the skin tank should be cold/cool until the engine gets to (approx, depends on which thermostat is fitted) about 70c whereupon it should get hot as the thermostat opens.
  15. I doubt CRT will take it over (assuming it is offered) in which case a licence will have to be bought. My guess is £25 for a week. I shall start saving 😃. Should be an interesting trip.
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